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Clayton H. McCartney
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Birth: Apr. 28, 1931
Death: Jan. 2, 2014
Florida, USA

Clayton H. McCartney, born on April 28th, 1931, died peacefully Thursday, January 2, 2014 at his home in Fort Walton Beach following a longterm illness with his wife and soulmate of 34 years, Elizabeth (Liz) McCartney and immediate family members by his bedside.

He leaves behind his wife; his sons, Chris and Craig McCartney, Steve Bauman and wife Marianne; his daughters, Lynda Bauman-Barrett, Mona Lynn Warchol and husband Phil; six grand children, Nichole, Kyle, Stephanie, Matthew, Winter and Wylie; two great grand children and many close friends.

Born and initially raised in Weyburn Saskatchewan, Canada, the son of Walt and Violet McCartney, he then spent his high school years in Portland, OR.

He received a full ice hockey scholarship to Michigan State and after his graduation, he then joined the United States Air Force. His tours included flying the B-47 Stratojet during the Cuban missile crisis and two combat tours in Vietnam as a Forward Air Controller flying the OV-10 Bronco and T-28 Trojan where received the Distinguished Flying Cross and six Air Medals. After 20 years of service he retired from the Air Force as a Lieutenant Colonel and then entered the medical supply sales business before fully retiring in 1990.

LtCol McCartney had a passion for golfing and sailing along with traveling extensively with Liz. He served on the Vestry and also served as President of the Mens Club at St. Simons Episcopal church (which he and Liz have attended together for 34 years) where he volunteered for many church supported activities; especially, parking for the Craft Fair.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Emerald Coast Hospice for the compassion and care they gave to Clay.

A celebration of his life with full military honors will be held on Saturday, January 11, 11:00am at St. Simons Episcopal Church. If you wish to make donations in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Simons Church (28 Miracle Strip Pkwy., Fort Walton, FL 32548), the Air Commando Association or a charity of your choice. 
Created by: Scott Shoup
Record added: Jan 09, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 123053015


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